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    Marine noise pollution – mitigation and the need for wider protection

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    Noise pollution continues to receive increasing attention in international fora. A number of significant developments since CCAMLR XXIII are documented. The limitations of mitigation measures are discussed and the role of Marine Protected Areas and alternative technologies, as potential methods to ensure protection of cetaceans and other marine species from the wider impacts of noise pollution, are considered.